There's little doubt we'll have a CruiseMates Group Cruise in 2013, since we've had at least 1 (more often more) every year since 2000.
The cruise lines policies for groups make it much more difficult to put together our groups too far in advance, because of the way they handle cabin allocations and how soon they have to be booked before the cruise lines take them back.
From experience with our groups over the years, announcing a group now for 2013 simply wouldn't draw a lot of people to put down deposits now.
But.. as I said, you can be sure there will be a fun CM group on 2013 to celebrate your birthday.
We're currently working out final details for another group cruise in 2012, so you could warm up with that one